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Boiled Fruit Cake


250g plain flour
½ cup Self raising flour
250g butter
250g brown sugar
½ cup water
½ cup rum or brandy
250g sultanas
500g raisins
250g dates
125g currants
62g mixed peel
62g cherries
grated rind of half a lemon
grated rind of half a orange
½ tablespoon golden syrup
½ teaspoon bicarb soda.
5 eggs, beaten


*Put butter, brown sugar, water, rum or brandy, sultanas, raisins, dates, currants, mixed peel and cherries into a saucepan and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally.
*Remove from heat and add grated rind of half a lemon and half an orange, golden syrup and bicarb soda.
*Empty into a bowl and stand overnight.
*Add 5 beaten eggs alternately with plain flour and S.R. flour, sifted with pinch salt.
*Place mixture into a 20cm prepared tin.
*Bake at 300 degrees F / 150 degrees C / Gas 2 for 3 ¼ hours to 4 hours, depending on your oven.

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